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of bicycles for kids. kron-4's jeff pierce reports on the good deed for children who might not otherwise get a present for christmas. bicycles, thousands of bicycles were being built in san jose saturday morning by turning wheels an organzation that gives them to children that would probably never have the opportunity to have a shiny day. >> you can't get a better gift than a bike and you ride it everyday, you ride it to >> turning wheels has been building new bicycles for eight years and this year more then three thousand bicycles were assembled by more than a thousand volunteers who took joy in their tasks >> every kid deserves a bike and a good christmas so it's fun. it was the best present i ever had so i know how good it feels to get a bike. >> i enjoy seeing the kids get bikes so it's a good feeling. >> turning wheels has had no difficulty finding bicycle builders. we opened registration and within four minutes we closed registration we have a thousand builders. >> corporate sponsers and local fire departments had to compete for a spot for a team to assemble the bicycles. we tried to g
. in the north bay. >> joining us fire battalion chief, jeff. >> good morning. can you give us a sense of what you are dealing with in petaluma. go to our facebook fan section, www.kron4.com >> caller: >> this predicted flooding was a bit earlier than expected. we do have some wind related events with trees and hot power lines hanging down. we have agents standing by waiting for pg&e to come out and to remedy that situation. we are monitoring the water, the rivers, it is rising. there is still room to go but no flooding as of yet. >> chief, predictions on flooding the specific waterways? does that mean that it is to not as bad as you thought possible compared to previous years? >> is not as bad as usual, yet. a couple of good things. there is still room to grow for the water. our high tide was 4:4:05 a.m. so the tide is going out will make room for more room and water. hot on the downside, there is water in the river is rising faster than normal. i think that is because there is a saturation. we have not had a lot of rainfall. perhaps not even 1 in.. but the rivers are where they were to morni
lined up in oakland to trade their guns for cash. kron4's jeff pierce has the details. >> one hundred and twenty one, one hundred and twenty two, one hundred and twenty three, one hundred and twenty four. >>reporter: olois simmons of youth uprising counted the cars waiting to turn in guns for cash saturday afternoon in oakland. nearly two hundred cars with guns in their trunks waited hours for the hundred dollars for each gun for as many as three guns. it was one of the most succesful gun by back programs ever held in the city. >> one gun off the street is good but the whole back side of a paddy wagon is even better. >>reporter: that success was credited to youth uprising's ability to organize and promote the event beyond what a police department is able to achieve. >> we had young people as the voice of it we did out reach hand to hand in communities with community members reaching out to each other, you get a drastically different outcome then when you have the police reaching out. >>reporter: the oakland police department was more than pleased to process and take possession of thos
. kron4's jeff pierce has the story. >> we are here to represent the twenty six people who were massacred in newton connectticut (naming of vitims) >> reporter: local members of the brady campaign the national group that has crusaded for the ban of assault weapons for over three decades laid on the cold concrete of justin hermin plaza in san francisco saturday afternoon. >> we've been losing children to gun violence for a long time, i'm hoping this is the straw that broke the camels back. >> it has a greater impact when it is twenty kids at once there is something about first graders that strikes peoples hearts. >> reporter: the brady campaign and others like them are mobilizing to keep the dialogue this national tragedy has created in the forefront of their effort to ban assault weapons. >> i'm hoping that these twenty six people did not die in vain that these twenty children, their lives have to mean something and this is what they are going to mean. >> reporter: the campaign is encouraged that their pleas have finally reached as far as the president himself. >> with him establishing th
weeks ago. at the indian consulate in san francisco, there was a visual. kron 4 said jeff bush has that. these are the reactions from diplomatic officials. >> this incident is one of many that has been going on and we are here so that we can't let people know that violence against women is not ok. >> i thought i should be here because i feel so sad that this has happened. it is very shameful. >> india has tolerated the rape of women for so long that the police actually, they do not listen. >> the group presented a petition to the council with because they stated that more needs to be done to stop violence against women in india. >> he stated that a special commission has been established to investigate this horrible crime. >> efforts are being made to bring the guilty to justice. it >> despite the word from the consulate in san francisco for those who attend a visual stated that nothing will change in india. >> the time now is 7:21 a.m.. coming up on kron 4 news weekend. chicago has reached over 500 homicides this year. we will explain the rise in violence plus more national headlines w
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